New iPad cases of the week
This week’s roundup of new iPad cases features the STM Dux, a see-through case with a dedicated slot for your Apple Pencil. Plus, plenty of new keyboard cases for all iPad models. Read on!
The Saddle Pro (all iPad models; $295 MSRP) is a briefcase-style bag with plenty of room for your MacBook, iPad, iPhone, and accessories.
Made with ballistic nylon, the bag’s main compartment is secured by a rubberized zipper. It features an adjustable cross-body strap with a nonslip shoulder pad, and has zippered mesh side pockets for carrying drinks.
The Limited Edition Waterproof Sleeve (all iPad models; $69.95 to $89.95 MSRP) sports a sleek design, combining waterproof materials with a translucent finish. This lightweight sleeve includes an additional removable quilted padded sleeve for easy access, a double seal closure that keeps your iPad dry, and adjustable shoulder straps for hands-free carrying.
The Blade Series Bluetooth Keyboard Case (9.7-inch iPad Pro; $50 MSRP, available for $30 on Amazon) includes a magnetically-detachable Bluetooth keyboard, enclosed in a sturdy shell.
Made with faux-leather and polycarbonate, this folio case sports microfiber lining for extra padding, as well as an adjustable stand that offers a selection of typing and viewing angles. The Blade comes in an assortment of solid colors and patterns.
Available in blue or pink, the Armorbox Kido Protective Case (9.7-inch iPad Pro; $20 MSRP, available for $18 on Amazon) is a sturdy case and features a side handle for easy carrying.
The case has a reinforced perimeter border to prevent damage from side and corner drops, sports a protruding bezel to help keep your screen safe, and offers unfettered access to the iPad’s buttons and ports. The Armorbox Kido can also be propped up as a stand in landscape orientation for hands-free use.
The Keyboard Case (iPad Air 2; $149.95 MSRP) provides all-around protection with a smooth material that’s sturdy and comfortable to the touch.
The folio case doubles as a stand in landscape orientation and includes a full Bluetooth keyboard for a better typing experience. The case’s hinge automatically turns off the keyboard when not in use to save battery power.
The VersaKeyboard (9.7-inch iPad Pro, iPad Air and Air 2; $99.95 MSRP, available for the same price on Amazon) combines a detachable Bluetooth keyboard with a versatile folio design that keeps you productive while you’re out and about.
The case is compatible with the iPad Pro’s sleep/wake feature and can be used as a stand in either landscape or portrait orientation thanks to its adjustable cover. The thin keyboard sports responsive scissor keys and can be quickly stored away by sliding it in the back of the polycarbonate case.
The Dux (9.7-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro; $49.95 to $59.95 MSRP, available for the same price on Amazon) is a transparent case with a rugged exterior. It includes a built-in Apple Pencil holder on the side, fully protects your iPad when you are out and about, and is compatible with the Smart Keyboard.
The slim and lightweight Click-In Case (9.7-inch iPad Pro, iPad Air and Air 2; $25 MSRP) promises military grade protection from drops, thanks to a shock-absorbent tray combined with a durable cover.
The folio case doubles as a stand in landscape orientation for typing or viewing, features an elastic closure to firmly secure its cover when closed, and includes a soft microfiber lining to fend off scratches and smudges. For extra peace of mind, the case comes with a water-resistant exterior to prevent damage from spills and liquids.
The Staad (all iPad models; $319 to $329 MSRP) is an elegant backpack available in two models, Slim or Stout.
The backpack comes in a combination of three materials—waxed-canvas, ballistic nylon, and leather—and features a dedicated compartment for all your gear, plus a number of pockets for your iPhone, keys, and accessories. The Staad comes in black, chocolate, or grizzly.
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